This technique would work with any clay after a bit of practice. The clay I have used here is one of my favourites for modelling with, its Earthstone Special 160 from Valentine Clays.
Fired to 1060c (Cone 04).
What you will need:
2. Paint brush or similar
3. OPTIONAL: Textured stamp
Making the Petals
1. Take about this much clay and roll it into a ball:
2. Roll the clay to make a pointy sausage:
3. Then flatten in the palm of your hand as in the image below:
4. Then if using a textured use it to create the pattern by patting gently around the edges:
Make 5. Below shows using the texture and just using my palms:
Making the Center
1. Grab another ball of clay about this size, slightly bigger than petal balls.
2. Roll and flatten to make the shape below:
3.Using a paintbrush end or something similar use it to create the center by wiggling it:
4.Using the end of the paintbrush drag it out to create the lines below:
1. Add 5 petals around the center. You can overlap or do them aligned like mine below:
2. Make the stem by turning over and smoothing petals to create this shape and pocking something inside stem if daffodil is to be mounted on wire.
3. Place on a cardboard tube while you create 6 little stamens by rolling clay and grouping together:
4. Using something like a cocktail stick to push into center:
Set a side to dry.